Conner Coffin: Stay Or Go

Parker and Conner Coffin. Santa Barbara. Photo: Steve Sherman

"I travel out of the country a lot, so whenever I'm home, I just stay in the Santa Barbara area. The best days are the little swells we get that no one sees coming. It's like the hyped swells always get here and are chest-high and crowded. But then some wind swell will show up at the perfect angle and period, and it's head-high with just a few of your friends."